Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions
A credit inquiry is created when a lender pulls someone’s credit record. It creates a record in a credit report of each time the borrower, a lender or a potential lender obtains a copy of the consumer’s credit report. Credit inquiries, especially multiple inquries, may negatively impact credit scores. See hard inquiry and soft inquiry.
Terms from A-Z
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